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Recognition of your Secondary Education

If you choose to study at any university in the Czech Republic, you will need a certificate that proves your Secondary Education. Secondary Education certificates are then validated by the Prague City Council.

Since you will be dealing with Czech civil servants, you’ll need your documents to be translated into Czech. As this process might prove to be difficult to do from your home, the faculties can issue a provisional acceptance letter for you, and you will then need to have your secondary education recognized after your arrival.

The standard fee for validation by the Prague City Council is 1 000 CZK (36 EUR/42 USD).

Required documents

  • A completed application.
  • Foreign Degree, Diploma or Certificate legalized and then officially translated into the Czech language by a translator listed on the Register of Certified Forensic Experts and Translators of the Czech Republic (or an officially certified copy).
  • Legalized and then officially translated document with taken classes and hours (content and scope of foreign education) for each year of your study.
  • Letter of attorney (for underage applicants, below the age of 18).
  • Proof of payment of the administrative fee of 1 000 CZK (36 EUR/42 USD).
  • Your address in the Czech Republic (e.g. a copy of your passport and a rent agreement).

You may find detailed information here.

For any further questions, inquiries or information, contact Mr. Martin Fučík

Recognition of your university diploma

It is necessary to have your academic degree validated by the Department for Study and Student Affairs of the university you plan to study at. The validation process or nostrification takes approximately 30 days, so don’t delay!

For more detailed information about the recognition of your higher education and other possible qualifications, see the National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union (NARIC).

Documents required

  • Application Form for Recognition of Documents, here the documents in English are acceptable.
  • Officially verified copy of your university degree certificate, an officially verified copy of your list of final examinations or a Transcript of Records (or get your degree “Apostilled”, i.e. officially verified, stamped with an official seal).
  • Notarized translations of both documents into Czech language (if they were issued in a language other than Czech or English).

If your original documents are in English language, in this case you don’t need to have them translated.

All required documents are to be sent to:

Charles University in Prague

  • Charles University Rectorate
    Ovocny Trh 5, 11636 Prague 1, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: studijni@ruk.cuni.cz

Czech Technical University in Prague

  • Eva Huříková
    Rectorate, CTU in Prague
    Department for Education and Students Affairs
    Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3, 160 00 Prague 6 – Czech Republic
  • Email: eva.hurikova@rek.cvut.cz

University of Economics, Prague

  • Admission and Marketing Office
    nám. W. Churchilla 4, 13067 Prague 3, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: admissions@vse.cz

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

  • Department of International Relations
    Technická 5, 16628 Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: int@ict-prague.eu

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Music and Dance Faculty
  • Study Department
    Malostranské náměstí 13, 11800 Prague 1, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: cepicka@hamu.cz